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Group of employee volunteers at Dragon Day

Check out opportunities to connect with Cornell colleagues!

Big Red Reads Book Club

A virtual book club for Cornell University alumni, faculty, and staff. We’ll read fiction and nonfiction books chosen to promote discussion, lifelong learning, personal growth, and community building. Participation is free—just get a copy of the book to enjoy.

Colleague Network Groups

CNGs are university-sponsored employee networking groups for traditionally underrepresented minorities and allies of those groups. Connect with Cornell colleagues across the university in groups supporting men of color, women of color, LGBTQ+, disabilities, veterans, and young professionals.

Cornell Appreciation Portal

A great way to connect with colleagues is to say “Thank you!” Send a message of appreciation to someone via the Cornell Appreciation Portal today.

Cornell Campus Club

Social organization for Ithaca women featuring diverse activity groups, events, lectures, and service options. (Cornell affiliation is not required to join and the organization is not officially supported by the university.)

Cornell Green Ambassadors

Leadership program designed to empower, equip, and engage staff and faculty as peer educators to facilitate a culture of environmental, economic and social sustainability within their own workgroups.

Cornell Intramural Sports

The mission of Intramural Sports is to establish casual fun, safe, and positive activities for all individuals. Contests, meets, leagues, and tournaments will be offered in various formats.

Cornell Outdoor Club

The Cornell Outing Club (COC) is a community of outdoor-lovers who strive to provide opportunities for all members of the Cornell and Ithaca community to enjoy and benefit from the outdoors. From adventures in the Adirondacks and Catskills to on-campus fun paddling on Beebe lake, our trips are open to anyone interested - all types and for all skill levels!

Cornell Recreation Connection

Encouraging camaraderie among staff, faculty, and retirees by providing social experiences and outlets through recreational events.

Cornell Retiree Engagement

Retirees and their spouses/partners are encouraged to participate in various engagement opportunities (in-person and virtual) and social events on and off campus. 

Email Listservs

Human resources administers electronic mailing lists (e-lists) on a variety of topics, including parenting (including the school closing list), adult caregiving, support groups, workshops, and news and updates.

Employee Assembly

The Employee Assembly at Cornell is committed to ensuring staff member viewpoints are a shared priority in university decision making, and promoting a sense of belonging in the life of the university. There are many ways to get involved - connect with your representative, attend an EA meeting, apply to a committee, and more.

Neurodiversity @ Cornell

This university-wide initiative offers information and support to all members of the Cornell community. Employees can self-enroll in a CANVAS course and attend bimonthly meetings to share experiences, tips and support with their peers. For more information, email

Social Media

Follow the University’s official social sites to stay up to date with all the latest news and conversations. A few are listed below; be sure to take a moment to search for individual colleges and units -- there are hundreds of Cornell-related social media opportunities, including sports teams, clubs, associations, professors, publications, leaders, and more.

Sustainability Governance Committee

Networking group of staff, faculty, and students interested in sustainability engagement and outreach to further Cornell’s campus sustainability goals.

Workday Career Hub

Take advantage of features in Workday to help you network with colleagues across the university.